I cannot express how much I’ve enjoyed Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as Golden Globe hosts. In fact, as I was starting to dream that this would be a permanent gig, Tina mentioned that this would be the last year they would be hosts.
*gasp & clutch the pearls*
Say it ain’t so, Tina? But it is. So I smothered down my disappointment and continued to watch the first major awards ceremony of the year.
Here’s my breakdown:
The Hollywood Foreign Press (HFP) got it right: JK Simmons for his performance in Whiplash. Hubby and I saw this movie and LOVED it! I’ve been a fan of JK since his turn as Dr. Skoda on Law & Order. I understand his breakout TV role (since he’s been doing theater for years) was on HBO’s Oz. Gotta say I have no interest in checking that out. But in Whiplash, he was incredible. So glad he was recognized.
The HFP got it wrong: I wasn’t upset by any of the choices. I know, quelle surprise!
Best Monologue Joke: Last year, my favorite joke was about George Clooney: “Gravity is nominated for best film. It’s the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.”
Still makes me chuckle. This year I had two favorite monologue moments. First, was another statement about George Clooney: “George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an advisor to Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected to a three person UN commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight her husband is getting a Lifetime Achievement award.”
Awesome. Love those ladies.
My second moment had to do with their willingness to go there… yes, regarding Bill Cosby:
Now, the fashions. I was underwhelmed this year. There was no excitement, just a lot of middle of the road looks…
Emma Stone in Lanvin. I love that she took a risk–yes, I know how ridiculous it is to say a young woman wearing pants is a risk. First world opinions!!–but still managed to look appropriate for the ceremony. That top was beautiful and she looked totally age appropriate.
Kate Hudson in Versace. Hubby said, “Why is she even there? Is she still relevant?” I love hubby. 😉 But when I saw her, I gasped. Stunning. Although… I kinda agree with hubby. But that’s content critique, not surface and this here is all about the surface.
Kiera Knightley in Chanel. As Kathy Griffin said, it’s a mix of Silence of the Lambs, meet Little Bo Peep. It took 30 people one week to make this gown. Really, that fact doesn’t need to be advertised.
Did you watch the Globes? Do you agree or disagree with my picks? The awards season is just beginning. Make sure you join me for the next few months as we scope out the celebrities on the red carpet.
Tracey Livesay’s second novel, Pretending With The Playboy (Book #2 in the In Love With A Tycoon series), was released with Entangled Publishing in December, 2014. She blogs here on the third Monday of every month. If you like the flavor she’s bringing, you can check out her blog, Mimosas at Midnight or Like her Facebook page.